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Juan López-Cotarelo

phone: +44 (0)24 7615 0098Juan-Lopez Cotarelo


room: 2.139

Profile (biography)

Juan joined WBS in 2019 as an Associate Professor in the Organisation and Human Resource Management group. Prior to that, he was a Senior Lecturer in Practice at the London School of Economics, Department of Management.

Juan holds a PhD from Warwick Business School (2012) and an MBA from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (2000).

Before becoming an academic, Juan had a career as an HR Manager in banking.

Research Interests

Human Resource Management -- Line managers and HR implementation, HR function, Strategic HRM

Practice-based organisation studies -- Textually-mediated organisation (D.E. Smith), Embodied interaction (Goodwin), Actor-Network Theory (Latour), Ethnomethodology (Garfinkel)


Lopez-Cotarelo, J. (2018) "Line managers and HRM: a managerial discretion perspective", Human Resource Management Journal, 28, 2, 255-271